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U-2 Exhibit Opens April 14
Kick-off Presentation Features Francis Gary Powers Jr.
An April 14 presentation by the son of one of the legendary figures in Cold War history will highlight the opening weekend of a new “Gary Powers U-2 Incident” temporary exhibit at the EAA AirVenture Museum in Oshkosh.

Francis Gary Powers Jr., son of U-2 spy plane pilot Francis Gary Powers, will speak at EAA at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 14. His presentation, scheduled just a couple of weeks before the 42nd anniversary of the May 1, 1960 incident, will feature unique insights of the American-Soviet intrigue surrounding the downing of the U.S. spy plane, as well as the Cold War Museum, which the younger Powers founded in the Washington, D.C., area. The April 14 presentation is included with regular Museum admission. 

“We are very pleased to have a speaker of this high level join us at the EAA AirVenture Museum,” museum director Adam Smith said. “Whether or not you who remember the incident, you’ll be fascinated by the insights that could be gained only by someone close to the principal character, in what was one of the tensest of the Cold War’s international chess games. It’s type of unique program that makes the EAA AirVenture Museum a one-of-a-kind resource in our region.”

The presentation will deal with still-unresolved issues such as how Powers survived an ejection from 70,000 feet; whether Powers collaborated with the Soviets; whether his aircraft was sabotaged; and if the American government engaged in a cover-up.

Scheduled Activities

April 4-6 - KISSIMMEE, FL - B-25 Warbird Gathering, 407-933-1942

April 6 - LAWRENCEVILLE, GA - Chapter 690 Sport Pilot Review/Pancake Breakfast, 770-613-9501

April 6 - CORNING, CA - Chapter 1148 Airport Fly-In Lunch, 530-824-0644

April 6 - HILLSBORO, OR - Chapter 105 Fly-In at Starks Twin Oaks Airpark, 503-646-8763

April 6 - PRATTVILLE, AL - Rob Ray sponsored RV Fly-In at One Alpha Nine, 850-543-3737

April 6, 2002 - WINCHESTER, TN - [BGF] - Chapter 699, EAA fly-in the First Saturday of every month - up to 100 planes fly in! Breakfast 8-10:30 a.m. 931-967-3148

April 6, 2002 - GALVESTON, TX - Fabulous Forties HANGAR DANCE, Sentimental Journey Orchestra, The Lone Star Flight Museum, Galveston International Airport (Scholes Field), Hangar II, 409-740-7722

April 13 - BURLINGTON, WA - Fifth Annual Skagit Tulip Fly-In (KBVS), 360-757-7757, k.ammons@get.net

April 13 - PELL CITY, AL - Chapter 1320 Fly-In Breakfast, 205-338-9456

April 13 - RUSSELLVILLE, KY - Chapter 1165 Pancake Breakfast, (4M7), eaa1165@yahoo.com, www.angelfire.com/ky3/

Young Eagles Rallies

April 5-6 - STOCKTON, CA - Chapter 52 Young Eagle Rally, (SCK)
April 6 - Rain Date: 4/13 - Apple Valley Airport - Apple Valley, CA Chapter 768 - Thomas Gummo 760-242-2669

April 6 - Briscoe Field (LZU) - Lawrenceville, GA Chapter 690 - Duane Huff 770-921-4423 

April 6 - Nampa - Nampa, ID Chapter 103 - Mark Miller 208-387-1767 

April 6 - Twin Oaks Airport - Hillsboro, OR Chapter 105 - J. Rion Bourgeois 503-670-1144 

April 6 - Rain Date: 4/13 - Crites Field - Waukesha, WI Chapter 18 - Dean Burgeois 414-762-5002 

April 7 - ADDISON, IL - Chapter 101 Young Eagle Rallies, Schaumburg Regional Airport, 630-543-9213

April 12 - Las Cruces Intl - Las Cruces, NM Chapter 555 - Chuck McLean 505-526-6151 

April 13 - Ryan Airfield - Tucson, AZ Chapter 81 - Terry Langen 520-546-3951 

April 13 - Cable Airport (CCB) - Alta Loma, CA Chapter 448 - Judy Kras 909-581-0816 

April 13 - Flabob - Riverside, CA Chapter 1 - Kathy Rodgers 909-684-7686 

April 13 - Brown Field - San Diego, CA Chapter 14 - Dayton Smith 619-421-6546 

April 13 - Eastern Iowa - Cedar Rapids, IA Chapter 33 - John T Anderson 319-399-5711 

April 13 - Davenport Airport (DVN) - Davenport, IA Chapter 75 - Kirk Foecking 563-285-7223 

April 13 - Minuteman Airfield - Stow, MA Chapter 196 - Mark Saklad 781-275-3458 

April 13 - Jack Barstow Airport - Midland, MI Chapter 1093 - JB Kemper 989-631-4852 

April 13 - Lorain County Airport - Elyria, OH Chapter 127 - R C Harmon 440-949-8292 

April 13 - Columbia Downtown Owens - Columbia, SC Chapter 242 - Paul Carter 803-794-1438 

April 13 - San Geronimo Airpark - San Antonio, TX Chapter 35 - Norris Warner 830-510-4334 

April 13 - Farmville Regional Airport - Farmville, VA Chapter 1202 - Dan Edwards 804-492-9454
EAA SportAir Workshops:

Topics: Sheet Metal, Composite Construction, Fabric Covering, and What's Involved in Kitbuilding?

Topics: Sheet Metal, Composite Construction, Fabric Covering, Gas Welding and What's Involved in Kitbuilding?

See the complete schedule of upcoming SportAir Workshops.
April Features a Look Inside Pioneer Airport's  Steve Wittman Hangar

Enjoy a wide-angle view of Pioneer Airport's Wittman Hangar on your computer desktop in April. EAA's monthly calendar can be downloaded directly from the EAA website.


The Official Electronic Newsletter of EAA

April 5, 2002   Volume 1, Number 56

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AirVenture Oshkosh 2002 ... A Red, White, & Blue ... and GOLDEN Event!

It's EAA'S 50th! Make it your first!

News You Can Use ---

AirVenture NOTAM Now Available For Download
The FAA-approved, EAA-designed AirVenture Oshkosh 2002 Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) is now available for download on the AirVenture website. The NOTAM contains official arrival and departure procedures for EAA’s 50th annual gathering at Wittman Regional Airport. The NOTAM booklet was designed by EAA and approved by FAA to assist pilots in preparations for their AirVenture flights. The NOTAM is in effect July 20-29 and outlines procedures for the many types of aircraft that fly to Oshkosh for the event, as well as aircraft that land at nearby airports. Additional web-viewable formats will be available on the site soon, plus a 30-page printed version is expected to become available sometime in mid-May, according to the FAA. At that time you can order one through EAA Membership Services at 800-564-6322 or through any one of 15 selected Automated Flight Service Stations (AFSS) throughout the country. Canadian pilots looking for a printed copy should contact Transport Canada, General Aviation, at 613-990-1022.
(view the NOTAM)

28th Annual Sun 'n Fun EAA Fly-In Begins This Weekend
"Red, White and Blue Skies” is the theme for the 28th annual Sun 'n Fun EAA Fly-In, which begins this Sunday, April 7, and runs through Saturday, April 13. Opening day features Kermit Weeks arriving in his Spirit of St. Louis replica at 11 a.m. in honor of the 75th anniversary of Charles Lindbergh's famous New York-to-Paris flight. The airplane will remain on display near the airshow announcer's stand before departing Sun 'n Fun Wednesday for shipment to Paris, where it will re-enact Lindbergh's landing at LeBourget. Also on opening day, EAA President Tom Poberezny will hold a Grassroots Gatherings event beginning at 7:30 p.m. in the museum amphitheater ... (read more)
Chicago TFR Stays in Effect Until City, FAA Conclude Campaign Plans 
The temporary flight restriction in the city of Chicago remains in effect pending final approval of a dual-purpose campaign—one for the general public and one for pilots—according to the FAA Great Lakes Regional Office. Negotiations between the FAA and the city regarding final details of the campaign are nearing completion. The campaign is intended to help ease post-September 11 public fear of airplanes flying in perceived close proximity to large city buildings.

The public campaign will publicize what GA is and where it flies, while the pilot campaign will supply advisory information on recommended routes and flying etiquette, as well as asking pilots to spread the word among their own ranks.
FAA Removes SSN, Pilot Certificate Search Capabilities From Website
The FAA has removed partial social security number and partial pilot certificate number search capabilities on its Airmen Inquiry website site. As reported last week, this capability had briefly allowed searches using partial Social Security numbers or pilot certificate number (which are the same in the vast majority of cases), yielding names and addresses of airmen matched to the final six digits of a SSN.
The FAA reported on Monday that searches can only be conducted by entering a complete last name and partial first name, and that SSN, pilot certificate number or date of birth will not be displayed.

The change protects the privacy rights of individual pilots while preserving the original intent of Congress in accordance with the Aviation Investment and Reform Act for the 21st Century.
Three Dozen Balloons Committed To ‘Family Flight And Balloon Festival’
More than three dozen hot-air balloons, including 25 flying competitors, have confirmed their participation at the first EAA Family Flight and Balloon Festival, which will be held at the EAA Aviation Center on June 1-2.

The balloons are among the highlights of the two-day event, which also includes numerous hands-on activities, demonstrations and displays. The EAA Family Flight and Balloon Festival is designed for families to enjoy the wonders of flight 
(read more)
U.S. Senator Visits EAA Headquarters 
Senator Russell Feingold (D-WI) visited EAA Headquarters in Oshkosh on Monday, April 1, where he toured the facility and conducted a town meeting for local residents. Feingold also spoke briefly with EAA Executive Vice President Bob Warner and AirVenture Museum Director Adam Smith on several EAA initiatives, including EAA's Countdown to Kitty Hawk and the Science-Math-Technology project.
(read more)

Volunteers sought for AirVenture Youth Activity Pavilion
The AirVenture Youth Activity Pavilion, located in the northwest corner of Paul’s Woods in Camp Scholler, is looking for additional volunteers to help work with children and conduct activities like volleyball, story time, crafts, etc. Morning (8:30-11:15) and afternoon (12:15-4:00)and afternoon shifts are available. Those interested should contact Robin Jones at rbndot@core.com
On The Flight Line ---

"New Spirit" Makes First Cross-Country Flight
Erik Lindbergh, grandson of Charles Lindbergh, made his first cross-country flight this week in the Lancair Columbia 300 New Spirit of St. Louis, the airplane he plans to fly along the same route as his grandfather 75 years ago. Lindbergh flew 1,400 nm non-stop from Bend (Oregon) Municipal Airport (S07) to the Spirit of St Louis Airport (SUS) in St. Louis, Missouri., in exactly seven hours for an average speed of 200 knots (230 mph).

Lindbergh has two more “practice” long-distance flights: he'll arrive at the Sun ’n Fun EAA Fly-In in Lakeland, Florida, mid-morning on Sunday, April 7. The New Spirit of St. Louis will be on display throughout Sunday and early Monday in front of The Lancair Company tent near the flight line. On Monday it's back west to San Diego, California, where he’ll begin to retrace his grandfather’s Lone Eagle Flights of 1927, topped off by the New York-Paris Flight. Erik will begin, as his grandfather did, on April 14 at Lindbergh Field in San Diego and complete the trip in May at Le Bourget Airport.

The New Spirit of St. Louis flights are a project of the X-PRIZE Foundation located in St. Louis, Missouri.

Hope Remains That the Boeing 307 Stratoliner Will Fly Again
It’s not yet clear what will be done with the vintage Boeing 307 Stratoliner that ditched into Puget Sound on March 28 after experiencing engine trouble in all four of its 1,100 hp Wright Cyclones. This beautifully restored airplane—one of only 10 built and the last one to flying—made another big splash last year when it was publicly debuted at EAA AirVenture’s AeroShell Square.

The aircraft, dubbed the Clipper Flying Cloud, was raised from the salty water the next day, immediately moved by barge to a terminal on the Duwamish River, then drenched in fresh water and a preservative solution to stop salt water corrosion. Crews transferred the plane to Boeing Plant 2, ironically where it was originally built and later rebuilt from 1996-2001
The airplane is owned by the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum and was planned as a central fixture of the museum’s new annex, the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, set to open in 2003. At this writing, museum officials are undecided whether the 33.000-pound aircraft, the world’s first pressurized-cabin, transcontinental commercial airliner, will be restored to display or full flying condition. After all, once it becomes a part of the museum, the Smithsonian has no plans to ever fly it again.
Many, however, hope the Clipper Flying Cloud lives up to its name again before being relegated to the national archives.

Lectures Mark 60th Anniversary of Doolittle Raiders
Two free public lectures on the “Doolittle Raiders” will be held on April 15 at the McDermott Library at the University of Texas at Dallas (UTD). The lectures commemorate the 60th anniversary of the bold operation led by Gen. James H. “Jimmy” Doolittle in which a squadron of B-25 bombers took off on April 18, 1942, from the carrier U.S.S. Hornet and attacked Tokyo just four months after Pearl Harbor. Col. C.V. Glines, USAF (Ret.), the official biographer of the Doolittle Raiders and curator of the Doolittle Library at UTD, will present “The Doolittle Raiders” from 10-11 a.m. while Dr. Erik D. Carlson, head of special collections at UTD, discuss “Jimmy Doolittle: Hollywood vs. Reality.” Both lectures take place in the library auditorium. Doolittle’s name is on the Military Aviation Library at UTD. Upon his death in 1993 at age 96, Doolittle left the university his personal correspondence, photographs, log books, papers, medals and trophies.

Sandel Receives TSO Certification for Terrain Awareness and Warning System
After two years of development, Sandel Avionics, Inc. was awarded the FAA Technical Standard Order (TSO) for its ST3400 TAWS/RMI (Terrain Awareness and Warning System).

The unit is a panel-mounted replacement for an existing Mechanical RMI, providing Class A or Class B TAWS functionality. It operates as a self-contained, integrated display TAWS in a small 3ATI package, providing approximately 4 inches of viewable area. Patented LCD technology produces a bright, high-contrast display image viewable in all light conditions. Jeppesen terrain and obstacle data is used to develop TAWS terrain alerts in 30- and 15-arc second formats.

The FAA will require Part 92, Part 135 and Part 121 turbine-powered aircraft to equip their aircraft with TAWS by March 2005. For more information, visit www.sandel.com.
Second Golden West Air Race on September 6
Aircraft Spruce and EAA will co-sponsor the second Golden West Air Race on September 6 to open the Golden West Fly-in at Yuba County (California) Airport (MRV). Nine airplanes classes will compete for a total of $4,000 in gift certificates, awarded to the top three pilots in each class, which include:
Unlimited – single-engine up to 550 ci; Stock Certified – single-engine up to 550 ci, no aftermarket enhancements; Modified Certified - single-engine up to 550 ci, with performance enhancements; Trojan – 180 hp or less, with separate categories for homebuilt and factory built aircraft; Corinthian – 160 hp or less, homebuilt and factory builts; and Spartan – 125 hp or less, homebuilt and factory built classes.

Participants race against the clock beginning at Apple Valley Airport (APV), flying 328 nm north at Lincoln (LHM). Entrants must have proof of $1 million liability coverage. There is also a $30 nonrefundable entry fee. To obtain an entry form, call Aircraft Spruce at 800-824-2930, or e-mail info@aircraftspruce.com.
Q & A: Question of the Week
Question For EAA Aviation Information Services:
Can you advise me if the subject aircraft qualifies under the forthcoming Sport Aircraft category. I did not see it on any of your lists.

The Mooney Mite won't qualify for operation by sport pilots due to the fact that it has retractable landing gear. Also, according to the factory specifications, the maximum level flight speed at max continuous power is 138 mph, which is in excess of the 132 mph limit for light-sport aircraft. EAA has posted a list of likely candidates for inclusion under the proposed light-sport aircraft rule on the sport pilot website, www.sportpilot.org

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